Tuesday, January 2, 2018

A Very Present Help in Trouble

Hi Friends!

I hope all of you are enjoying the first week of 2018!  A friend of ours went to be with the Lord on Christmas morning- she was 95 years young and a wonderful, godly woman. 

She will be truly missed but we know that she is in the arms of our Savior and we will see her again one day :-)

I decided to pull out the Floral Greetings and Peaceful Peonies clear stamp sets (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps) and used the Less Is More #360/#361 Sketch Challenge for the layout (I put the sentiment in the center by mistake - went from memory, oops!) along with the Happy Little Stampers January Watercolour Challenge  and Simon Says Wednesday "Anything Goes" Challenge for the design on this sympathy card for her family.

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from their Design Teams as well as their galleries!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the verse sentiment from Peaceful Peonies with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, trim close to the edge.

2). Die cut a piece  of white cardstock with the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Die Set #1, de-static the panel with an embossing powder tool, ink the floral image from Floral Greetings with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto the prepared panel in the upper and lower corner, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.

3). Once the embossing has cooled, water color with Zig Real Clean Color markers, Tim Holtz™ Distress Markers and Distress Ink (see colors below in the card recipe).  Stencil the background using a Clarity™ Stencil Brush with the Memory Box™ Modern Chic Chevron Stencil.

4). Mount the panel onto a white card base with dimensional foam.  Add shimmer to the flower petals/background with a clear glitter pen and white highlights with a Sharpie® Extra Fine WhitePaint Pen.

5). Add the embossed sentiment with dimensional foam and a few sequins to finish off the card.

Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Versafine™ Onyx Black, Tim Holtz® Distress Ink- Salty Ocean, Fossilized Amber; TH Distress Markers- Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Ground Espresso, Mowed Lawn; Zig® Clean Real Color Markers- Pink, Green; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen, Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen

Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle Dies Set 1, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clarity Stencil Brush, MB Modern Chic Chevron Stencil, Sequins

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a fabulous week!


Heidi Weaver said...

Great job combining challenge, Julie. Love those brilliant colours and the stamps you've used. Adding the stencilled chevrons and having the stitched border really finishes the card off beautifully, as does that wonderful sentiment. Thanks so much for joining the HLS January Watercolour Challenge this month.

Sue - said...

A really beautiful card! Lovely vibrant colours. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fun, vibrant and cheery colours. Beautifully done and a lovely take on our sketch at Less is More. Thanks for sharing and a very happy new year to you.

Izzy Scrap said...

Beautiful card with bright colors that are so appreciable in these dark winter days! A great take on our sketch ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More. Have a very Happy new year !

Chris Dring said...

Wow! What a stunning card!

SewPaperPaint said...

Stunning design and vibrant color bursts! I love this!!! <3 Hugs, Autumn

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